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Nov 3, 2009

Kancheepuram/ kanchipuram idli recipe -- breakfast recipes

   The popular Indian food, Idlis always makes up a simple and filling breakfast. But eating the same old plain idlis frequently is quite boring for some people . But making them involves very less time as compared to the other breakfasts. So , I have been trying various versions of idlis . I always keep my dosa and idli batter ready, so that I can just whip up some interesting and yummy breakfast in no time like this one which I posted few days back and now this Kancheepuram idlis, which can be made in a jiffy with the usual idli batter along with some interesting additions. I got the recipe from Jaya shenoy's book.
how to make kancheepuram idlis
 Ingredients-
Black gram dal/udid dal- 1 cup
Idli rice - 2 cups
Bengal gram dal/chana dal-1tbsp
Gingelly oil- 2tbsp
Cashewnuts - 8
Green chillies- 4 chopped
Baking soda- 2 pinches
Ginger- 1"
pepper powder- 1tsp
Sour Curds- 3/4 cup
Salt- 2tsp or more
Curry leaves - Chopped
Method-
To make the idli batter-
Soak the rice and udid dal together for a couple of hours.(4 to 5)
Grind the udid dal to a smooth paste  adding a little water. Then grind the rice to a slightly coarse paste (semolina/rava like) adding water in between.Mix the batter.Add salt and mix.Allow the batter to ferment for 8 to 10 hours.
To make the kancheepuram idli batter after fermentation-
Soak the chana dal in water for half an hour and then add this to the batter.
Mix well. Fry chillies, pepper, cumin,cashewnut bits and ginger in a frying pan using the gingelly oil. Put this in the batter. Add curry leaves,baking soda , salt and curds. Mix well.
Now pour this in a steamer plate and steam for 15 to 20 minutes till cooked.
Cut into shapes of your desire or into squares.
Serve hot with coconut chutney or sambar.

49 comments:

Usha said...

Looks delicious, this has long been on my to try list, yours has turned out beautifully ! Bookmarked to try:-)

Uma said...

I never tried these at home. Looks absolutely delicious and tempting Sowmya!!

sujanya said...

the photo is really really good...it seems so real i think i have to control myself from eating the screen...it seems so spongy and the color is also so good...congrats dear...

Tina said...

So tempting and delicious idlis....

Sush said...

looks soo tempting Sowmya, will try to make them soon

Preeti Kashyap said...

time to try this one!

Preeti Kashyap said...

looks delicious and healthy

Pari said...

Hi. lovely idlis, never tried adding curds to fermented batter, surely will try ur version.

Nithya said...

Wow.. idly looks so tempting.. mom makes it on a big plate and cuts it into squares.. :)

Sarah Naveen said...

Idli looks so soft and spongy...
Such a comfort food...

Prathibha said...

Even I make them at home...looks nice..

anunandu said...

Looks real soft and tasty Sowmya - are you going to make khusboo idli next?

Chitra said...

Me too planning to make this & post.My hubby likes this a lot..Nice pics :)

Cham said...

I love this idlis but my recip is different. I was thinking today if i could make for EC event -speciality food :)
They are gorgeous!

Sanghi said...

Mmm.. looks so perfect da!

Supriya said...

Idlis looks very tasty..nice click.

VS said...

Superb pic Sowmya! Idly looks soft and fluffy!

Suparna said...

hi sowmya,
I was on a quest for this recipe :) I just love the melt in mouth taste...thanks am bookmarking it :)

Priya said...

Droolworthy dish, yet to try out at home..yumm!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Never tasted this b4,its in my to do list for long time ;) Looks mouthwatering!

jayasree said...

I usually make this with the idli batter. Your recipe is interesting and grinding rice and dal together makes it all the more easy too.

SriLekha said...

looks really delicious and yum!

vidhas said...

Delicious kanchipuram idi, my mom makes it often.

notyet100 said...

gonna try these soon,..;-0

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Yummy comfort food...

chakhlere said...

OMG!! Look at those soft yummy and perfect idlis.

I want them now ;)

lata raja said...

Oh so cool( or rather hot) idlis. They look so perfect.Would love to try this recipe.

Sumi said...

I have never made this idli..Want to try after seeing your recipe and picture.And off I go to soak the rice and dhal...

K said...

Looks really good. I have to bookmark this one:)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Absolutely love these kancheepuram idlies. Yours look fantastic dear.

Superchef said...

i have heard soo much about this but never had it till now! :(

s said...

lovely pic...great recipe..will try this one out

My cooking experiments said...

My recipe is slightly different.Your's seems to be very good.My first time here you have a lovely blog!

Sireesha said...

looks very very delicious dear:)

Ashwini said...

one of my fav... its been long time since i tried it...

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks so delicious, nice one.

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks wonderful, love spiced idlies...

Valarmathi said...

Looks delicious, good one.

kaipakkuvam said...

kanchivaram idli looks damn good.Bookmarked!

Parita said...

I havent tried these at home but whenever i visit a proper south indian resturant i always order for kanchipuram idli..its one of my and mom's fav, will def give it a try at home and let u know, thanks for sharing :-)

Yasmeen said...

mmmm..looks nice and fluffy :D

Sukanya said...

Yum yum...the idlis look so divine. wonderful click.

Spice said...

Looks very soft...bookmarked.

Spice said...

One quick question here...can i use sona masoori rice instead???

sowmya.s said...

@spice- I think you should use boiled rice(ukada chawal) or atleast a combination of 1 cup sona masuri +2 cups boiled rice to get soft idlis

Spice said...

thanks for the answer

my kitchen said...

I love this Idly,but i don't know how to prepare.Thanks for sharing with us

recipes said...

wow what amazing recipes :)

Veena Theagarajan said...

looks so delicious.. I love this from childhood

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